In line with the President’s directive to tertiary institutions to disinfect before reopening for fresh and continuing students in the various tertiary institutions in the country, the Ministry of Education in collaboration with Waste Management Company, Zoomlion Ghana Limited has begun the second phase of disinfection exercise in tertiary institutions in the Volta and Oti regions.
The disinfection exercise will cover18 facilities ranging from University, Technical University and College of Education. It will include administrative blocks, classrooms, offices among others.
Addressing the media, the General Manager of Zoomlion Ghana Limited, in charge of the Volta and Oti regions, Solomon Denyo, said the disinfection exercise has become necessary because after the disinfection in the first phase of the exercise, final year students were around for their final exams.
He added that there could be a virus left at the facilities saying; in order to safeguard the students, there is the need to redisinfect the facilities to serve as precautionary measure to fight against potential virus.
Mr. Denyo stated that they are deploying 300 spraying guns to undertake the exercise and will ensure strict professionalism and give it the seriousness it deserves.
He added that logistics deployment, mixing and application of chemicals had been executed in a professional manner by the officials, noting that they have enjoyed great collaboration from stakeholders.
Mr. Denyo assured parents and students in the Volta and Oti regions that his outfit will complete the exercise before reopening of the schools.
The Acting Pro-Vice Chancellor of the Ho Technical University, Edward Ayimey, applauded the government’s collaborative effort with Zoomlion to fight the virus.
He noted that it is imperative to safeguard the lives of the students and staff of the school, hence the need for the disinfection before students return to campus.
Mr. Ayimey said adequate measures had been put in place by the school to receive students, including placing Veronica buckets at vantage points and ensuring that the students observe social distancing and also students put on their facemasks.
He reiterated that the school will strictly maintain discipline at the campus to stop the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, adding that they will ensure that the school will not become the centre for spreading of the Coronavirus as the students return to school.
Seven Districts and Municipalities in the Volta and Oti regions will benefit from the exercise including; Ho Central, Ho West, South Dayi, Akatsi South, Hohoi and Krachie East.
By: Paul Mamattah